Electronic Entertainment Expo

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Electronic Entertainment Expo
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Convention

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, best known as E3 or , is the single most important yearly event in the gaming industry. Each year, game developers show off what they have to offer and what they are in the process of making to members of the "press". It's a 3 day event where secrets are revealed and surprises are announced. They are usually held in Los Angeles, California or Atlanta, Georgia.

History[edit | edit source]

E3 2020[edit | edit source]

Originally due to be held between June 9-11, 2020 in Los Angeles, the 2020 Expo was cancelled in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

E3 2019[edit | edit source]

June 11-13, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2018[edit | edit source]

June 12–14, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2017[edit | edit source]

June 13–15, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2016[edit | edit source]

June 14–16, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2015[edit | edit source]

June 16–18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2014[edit | edit source]

June 10–12, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2013[edit | edit source]

June 11–13, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2012[edit | edit source]

June 5–7, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2011[edit | edit source]

June 7–9, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2010[edit | edit source]

June 15–17, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2009[edit | edit source]

June 2–4, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2008[edit | edit source]

July 14–17, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

E3 2007[edit | edit source]

July 11–13, 2007 - Santa Monica

E3 2006[edit | edit source]

May 10–12, 2006 - Los Angeles, CA

A few days before, Nintendo revealed the final name for their new console - Wii. Not The Wii, not Nintendo Wii, just Wii. Despite the negative reaction to the name, Nintendo gained lots of positive feedback and coverage, stealing the show. It was a strong display of games and hardware. Everywhere else, games such as Mass Effect from BioWare gained lots of positive reviews.

E3 2005[edit | edit source]

May 17–20, 2005 - Los Angeles, CA

The PlayStation 3 is officially named and shown (along with its controller). Nintendo shows off another variation of its popular Game Boy (the Game Boy micro) and its Revolution console (but refuses to show any controller or video games that will appear on the console). Microsoft, having jumped the gun by premiering its Xbox 360 on MTV a few weeks earlier, shows up with some football player to extol the virtues of its next console.

E3 2004[edit | edit source]

Sony unveiled the shiny PlayStation Portable at its press conference. Reggie first appears, ingraining himself into the hearts and minds of gamers everywhere (specifically gamers who love Nintendo), by introducing himself stating, "I'm about kicking ass. I'm about taking names. We're about making games". Nintendo shows off its Nintendo DS, confusing everyone and then they proceed to make grown men cry when they show off their new non-cel-shaded Legend of Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess. Microsoft use their press conference to chat with Jenny McCarthy over Xbox Live and show off some Halo 2 multi-player action.

E3 1995[edit | edit source]

May 11-13, 1995 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

Highlights of E3 1995 included Sony's announcement of the release date and pricing of the PlayStation, Konami's unveiling of Metal Gear Solid, SEGA's launch of the Saturn, and Nintendo's showcase of the Virtual Boy console.

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